"If you cannot take the poor into the university because of infrastructure... no one must go."
Representatives hope to come to "some sort of understanding of what needs to be done" to avoid registration woes, said USAf CEO Professor Ahmed Bawa.
The Heher Fees Commission report states that TVET colleges should be fee-free for all and that stipends should be made available to cover the full costs of study.
"We don't know what the president will finally say," Hlengiwe Mkhize said on Sunday.
"South Africa is riddled with corruption [and] misappropriation of funds. With better management of our resources, we can really attack inequality in the country."
Students want to know what government's policy is regarding fee increases for 2018.
The Fees Commission Is Already Showing The Stark Differences Between Coloured, Indian, African And White Students
The Fees commission into free tertiary education has just begun and it's already drawing back the blinds on startling statistics.